Air Peace Evacuates Stranded Nigerians in Egypt Amidst Ongoing Sudan Crisis
An Air Peace flight carrying over 270 Nigerian students has landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja after departing from the Aswan Airport in Egypt. This flight was part of an evacuation effort to bring back Nigerians who were stranded in Sudan due to the ongoing crisis.
The Nigerian airline, recently announced on Twitter that they have sent one of their wide-body Boeing 777 airplanes to Egypt to evacuate stranded Nigerians. The airplane, with registration number 5N-BVE, took off from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos at 15:10hrs. This evacuation effort is a result of the ongoing crisis in Sudan.
Allen Onyema, CEO of Air Peace in an interview with Arise TV previously announced that he will be deploying to Egypt on Friday to evacuate Nigerians in Sudan. The evacuation is self-sponsored and free of charge. Three jets are on the ground to assist with the effort.
Air Peace stated that their efforts go beyond commercial operations and that they are committed to helping those in need. This evacuation update serves as a reminder of the impact that companies can have in times of crisis and the importance of coming together to help those in need.